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Jackson, Joe 1955-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 98 publications in 2 languages and 5,922 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Case studies  Drama  Comedy films  Fiction  Live sound recordings  Popular music  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Performer, cho
Classifications: E99.O3, 978.0049752440092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joe Jackson
Black Elk : the life of an American visionary by Joe Jackson( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black Elk, the Native American holy man, is known to millions of readers around the world from his 1932 testimonial Black Elk Speaks. Adapted by the poet John G. Neihardt from a series of interviews with Black Elk and other elders at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Black Elk Speaks is one of the most widely read and admired works of American Indian literature. Cryptic and deeply personal, it has been read as a spiritual guide, a philosophical manifesto, and a text to be deconstructed ; while the historical Black Elk has faded from view. In this sweeping book, Joe Jackson provides the definitive biographical account of a figure whose dramatic life converged with some of the most momentous events in the history of the American West. Born in an era of rising violence between the Sioux, white settlers, and U.S. government troops, Black Elk killed his first man at the Little Bighorn, witnessed the death of his second cousin Crazy Horse, and traveled to Europe with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. Upon his return, he was swept up in the traditionalist Ghost Dance movement and shaken by the Massacre at Wounded Knee. But Black Elk was not a warrior, instead accepting the path of a healer and holy man, motivated by a powerful prophetic vision that he struggled to understand. Although Black Elk embraced Catholicism in his later years, he continued to practice the old ways clandestinely and never refrained from seeking meaning in the visions that both haunted and inspired him."--Jacket flap
Atlantic fever : Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic by Joe Jackson( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fast-paced, dynamic account of the race to cross the Atlantic, and the larger-than-life personalities of the aviators who captured the world's attention In 1919, a prize of $25,000 was offered to the first aviator to cross the Atlantic in either direction between France and America. Although it was one of the most coveted prizes in the world, it sat unclaimed (not without efforts) for eight long years, until the spring of 1927. It was then, during five incredibly tense weeks, that one of those magical windows in history opened, when there occurred a nexus of technology, innovation, character, and spirit that led so many contenders (from different parts of the world) to all suddenly be on the cusp of the exact same achievement at the exact same time. Atlantic Fever is about the race; it is a milestone in American history whose story has never been fully told. Richard Byrd, Noel Davis, Stanton Wooster, Clarence Chamberlin, Charles Levine, Rene; Fonck, Charles Nungesser, and François Coli--all had equal weight in the race with Charles Lindbergh. Although the story starts in September 1926 with the crash of the first competitor, or even further back with the 1919 establishment of the prize, its heart is found in a short period, those five weeks from April 14 to May 21, 1927, when the world held its breath and the aviators met their separate fates in the air"--
A world on fire : a heretic, an aristocrat, and the race to discover oxygen by Joe Jackson( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the breakthrough discovery of oxygen at the end of the 1700s by a pair of rival scientists, describing how English dissenter Joseph Priestley and French aristocrat Antoine Lavoisier waged a fierce competition to solve the "riddle of air."
The thief at the end of the world : rubber, power, and the seeds of empire by Joe Jackson( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the height of the Victorian era, Henry Wickham - a man with no formal education, little funding, and limited experience - went adventuring in the darkest jungles of Venezuela and Brazil. He had learned of a particular kind of rubber tree that produced the strong and durable rubber that scientists and entrepreneurs in England craved. After repeated brushes with death, disease, and madness that awaited the unwary in the Amazon valley, he emerged exhausted, ragged, and transformed, with 70,000 illegally obtained rubber tree seeds. It was the first case of massive biopiracy in the modern era, and it would change the world." "The Thief at the End of the World is the story of the use and misuse of nature in the quest for global dominance, and of how one ordinary man's obsessions drove him to extraordinary lengths. Wickham's seeds were transported successfully to London's famous Kew Gardens, and biologists there quickly shipped them off to colonial outposts throughout the far-flung British Empire. Within a few years, those seeds produced the trees that yielded the rubber used in everything from trains and airplanes to condoms and baby bottles. It is no exaggeration to say that rubber was the oil of its day - an incredibly valuable resource found in only a few remote places that powerful governments would go to great lengths to get their hands on." "Henry Wickham and his wife Violet were gradually shut out of the wealth and glory of the rubber boom by the very government they had hoped to serve, and they wandered further and further from the new world they had helped to create. Joe Jackson draws from their letters and journals and the innumerable records left behind to paint a vivid, fascinating portrait of the man known in Great Britain as "the father of the rubber trade" and in Brazil as the "Executioner of Amazonas."" "Ultimately, Wickham's tale is also the story of Victorian England's adventures in the Amazon with all the characteristics of the era: idealistic patriotism, ambitious colonialism, and a colossal greed rivaled only by fanatic industry."--Jacket
A furnace afloat : the wreck of the Hornet and harrowing 4,300-mile voyage of its survivors by Joe Jackson( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the tradition of Nathaniel Philbrick's bestselling In the Heart of the Sea, Joe Jackson's A Furnace Afloat tells of the American clipper ship Hornet, which went down in flames, casting its crew adrift for forty-three days on the open ocean. Along with the stories of the Bounty and the whaleship Essex, the Hornet disaster was once one of the country's most infamous naval disasters."
Dead run : the untold story of Dennis Stockton and America's only mass escape from death row by Joe Jackson( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Summers are always stifling in southern Virginia, and they're even hotter on the Mecklenburg Correctional Center's Death Row when Dennis Stockton arrives there in July 1983. Charged with murder for hire, Stockton insisted he was innocent, but his jury sentenced him to die. In prison, he begins keeping a diary and it soon becomes his lifeline, nurturing dreams of freedom and publication as an author." "Mecklenburg's officials had always prided themselves on running a secure prison, but that left them vulnerable to an ingenious escape conspiracy. Though indispensable in the plotting, Stockton decides not to run, betting instead on a new trial and exoneration. The escape of the "Mecklenburg Six" is dazzlingly suspenseful, as they take hostages, don guards' uniforms, and, staging a monumental bluff, make history with America's first mass escape from Death Row. Meanwhile, Stockton notes it all in his journal." "After the escape, a Norfolk newspaper editor, William F. Burke, Jr., writes to the remaining inmates, seeking information on the unprecedented breakout. Stockton's diary becomes the most revealing account, and when excerpts are published, a scandalous portrait of Death Row emerges: bribed guards, marijuana plants, homebrew alcohol, weapon stashes, unlocked cell doors, and jailhouse sex. Overnight, Stockton becomes the most hated man in Virginia's prisons for his expose. During the next eleven years, he survives plots against his life and endures subhuman conditions. Throughout his ordeal he struggles to find his voice as a writer, while battling to gain a new trial and escape the "monster factory," his name for Death Row. As Stockton's scheduled execution nears, the case against him begins unraveling, leaving readers to ponder the true nature of justice." "Burke and Joe Jackson, a reporter colleague, investigate Stockton's persistent claims of innocence and discover that everything he has asserted checks out, from his version of the closing hours of a lonely country diner to his allegations of a secret prosecution deal with the witness whose testimony convicted him. They uncover a sinister underworld in Stockton's small town and fill in the frame that was hung around his neck."--Jacket
Leavenworth train : a fugitive's search for justice in the vanishing West by Joe Jackson( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a twenty-four year manhunt chronicles the exploits of Frank Grigware, an innocent man convicted of a train robbery who escaped from the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth and fled to Canada, where he built a new life for himself
How I left the great state of Tennessee and went on to better things : a novel by Joe Jackson( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Elk : the life of an American visionary by Joe Jackson( Recording )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the epic life story of the Native American holy man who has inspired millions around the world. Black Elk, the Native American holy man, is known to millions of readers around the world from his 1932 testimonial, Black Elk Speaks. Adapted by the poet John Neihardt from a series of interviews, it is one of the most widely read and admired works of American Indian literature. Cryptic and deeply personal, it has been read as a spiritual guide, a philosophical manifesto, and a text to be deconstructed--while the historical Black Elk has faded from view. In this sweeping book, Joe Jackson provides the definitive biographical account of a figure whose dramatic life converged with some of the most momentous events in the history of the American West. Born in an era of rising violence, Black Elk killed his first man at Little Big Horn, witnessed the death of his second cousin Crazy Horse, and traveled to Europe with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. Upon his return, he was swept up in the traditionalist Ghost Dance movement and shaken by the massacre at Wounded Knee. But Black Elk was not a warrior and instead chose the path of a healer and holy man, motivated by a powerful prophetic vision that haunted and inspired him, even after he converted to Catholicism in his later years. In Black Elk, Jackson has crafted a true American epic, restoring to Black Elk the richness of his times and gorgeously portraying a life of heroism and tragedy, adaptation and endurance, in an era of permanent crisis on the Great Plains
Dead run : the shocking story of Dennis Stockton and life on death row in America by Joe Jackson( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June, 1983, Dennis Stockton entered death row in Virginia's state penitentiary, convicted of a murder he insisted he had not committed. For the next twelve years he remained there, during which time he helped plan the only successful mass escape from death row in U.S. history (though he ultimately decided not to join the escapees), developed a career as a writer through a diary and newspaper columns, and continually proclaimed his innocence. His explosive diary entries--published in the (Norfolk) Virginian Pilot--about life on death row made him a marked man among prisoners and guards alike, which only strengthened his resolve to clear his name. However, despite strong evidence of his innocence, Stockton was executed on September 27, 1995
Dead run by Joe Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thief at the end of the world : rubber, empire and the obsessions of Henry Wickham by Joe Jackson( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1876, a man named Henry Wickham smuggled seventy thousand rubber tree seeds out of the rainforests of Brazil and delivered them to Victorian England's most prestigious scientists at Kew Gardens. Those seeds, planted around the world in England's colonial outposts, gave rise to the great rubber boom of the early twentieth century – an explosion of entrepreneurial and scientific industry that would change the world. The story of how Wickham got his hands on those seeds – a sought-after prize for which many suffered and died – is the stuff of legend. In this lively account of obsession, greed
Dead run : America's only mass escape from death row and the retribution that followed by Joe Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Jackson live 1980/86 by Joe Jackson( Recording )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hel op zee : de schipbreuk van de Hornet by Joe Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische reconstructie van een scheepsramp in 1866
The wreck of the Hornet and the 4,300-mile voyage of its survivors by Joe Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the American clipper Hornet caught fire in 1866, the 31 passengers and crew were forced to abandon ship. This is the true story of the men who survived the wreck of the Hornet. Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004
Tonight & forever : the Joe Jackson collection by Joe Jackson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queens logic by Steve Rash( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When childhood friends get together for a wedding which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller coaster ride through reality as they face adulthood and each other with newfound maturity
Big world by Joe Jackson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to defeat : the untold story of the Surry County dogfighting ring that took down Michael Vick by Joe Jackson( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A world on fire : a heretic, an aristocrat, and the race to discover oxygen
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The thief at the end of the world : rubber, power, and the seeds of empireA furnace afloat : the wreck of the Hornet and harrowing 4,300-mile voyage of its survivorsDead run : the untold story of Dennis Stockton and America's only mass escape from death rowLeavenworth train : a fugitive's search for justice in the vanishing WestHow I left the great state of Tennessee and went on to better things : a novelDead run : the shocking story of Dennis Stockton and life on death row in AmericaThe thief at the end of the world : rubber, empire and the obsessions of Henry WickhamDead run : America's only mass escape from death row and the retribution that followedThe wreck of the Hornet and the 4,300-mile voyage of its survivors
Alternative Names
Jackson, J. 1955-

Languages
English (84)

Dutch (2)